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VA Technical Reference Model v 24.4

Nutrition and Food Services Annual Report (NFSAR)
Nutrition and Food Services Annual Report (NFSAR) Technology

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Description: Nutrition and Food Services Annual Report (NFSAR) is a Graphical User Interface (GUI) application installed on a personal computer (PC). This GUI application is specifically tailored to longitudinal Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Nutrition and Food Services (NFS) data collection which is used to trend clinical, administrative, and training data for VA medical centers. This GUI is written in Delphi, is a Class III VA product, does not interface with Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA), and does not contain, collect, or transmit any Personally Identifiable Information (PII) or Protected Health Information (PHI).

This application allows nationwide Nutrition & Food Services (NFS) chiefs to enter and submit data for the NFS annual reporting. The GUI application can be emailed as a zip file to users who can have Administrators install if necessary, or the file can be personally retrieved from the SharePoint site dedicated to this application and can be opened/installed with Administrator access from their local IT department. At the end of data collection, users submit results to a designated email recipient.

NFSAR is a standalone data gathering, validating, and sending utility. A report can be saved locally to a user`s personal computer (PC). When the user decides to send the data, the software automatically attaches a data file to an email message and sends it to a user specified in the Initialization File Format (INI) configuration file, which then allows for the aggregation of data.

Note: No dedicated site exists for this technology.
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
Section 508 Information: This technology has not been assessed by the Section 508 Office. The Implementer of this technology has the responsibility to ensure the version deployed is 508-compliant. Section 508 compliance may be reviewed by the Section 508 Office and appropriate remedial action required if necessary. For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v22.12
Decision Date: 12/06/2022 at 02:46:57 UTC
Aliases: NFSAR
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: VA Developed Class 2 or Class 3 Software
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (12/06/2022 at 02:46:57 UTC).